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Here's a consequence of our plans to move the BlueTower to a townhouse. They have rules there against using charcoal, so I am going to have to give up my beloved grill and get a propane model for Manstovia. I'm not overjoyed about this, but I will do my best to make do. I've read that a lot of the distinctive grilled flavor is actually from vaporized drippings, rather than anything given off by the charcoal itself, but this is a theory I've been unwilling to test all these years. On the bright side, grilling with gas has convenience benefits, so there's that. Another positive is that my grill was banished from the deck by MrsBlue years ago, but in the new setup the deck is the only place to put it, which will add another layer of convenience to the process.

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28. Re: Out of the Blue May 13, 2019, 00:12 RedEye9
 
Ant wrote on May 12, 2019, 23:54:
PHJF wrote on May 7, 2019, 10:10:
Man why the fuck can't I just marathon Chernobyl???

Fuck you, HBO!
You could wait all five episodes are done airing and then binge watch?
Ants are known for heavy lifting, you just solved his problem.

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S02E05 is by far the best episode yet imho. (That's as far I've gotten this season)
 
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27. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2019, 23:54 Ant
 
PHJF wrote on May 7, 2019, 10:10:
Man why the fuck can't I just marathon Chernobyl???

Fuck you, HBO!
You could wait all five episodes are done airing and then binge watch?
 
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26. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2019, 23:52 Ant
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 8, 2019, 20:53:
Watch Chernobyl if you can.
The first episode was nut bleeding fantastic. Freak

Ditto.
 
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25. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2019, 21:06 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 8, 2019, 20:53:
The first episode was nut bleeding fantastic. Freak
That is a good thing?
 
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24. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2019, 20:53 RedEye9
 

Watch Chernobyl if you can.
The first episode was nut bleeding fantastic. Freak

 
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23. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2019, 06:46 Asmodai
 
If you're in the market for a gas grill, check out the quartz IR barbeques (radiant quart tech or RQT), where the gas heats up a quartz crystal half pipe which then radiates heat up to the food. As the meat cooks, the fat and juices drip down on the superheated quartz and then return as flavourful smoke. As a side note, the heat diffusion from the half pipe removes dull spots on the grill where gas elements would usually heat straight up and miss the bits in the middle. Another benefit is that the quartz mostly protects the element from direct exposure to salty drippings which can cause corrosion over time.

Alternately, you can get ceramic head holders to go over your grill which serve the same purpose (smoke creation and heat diffusion) but I prefer the simplicity of the quartz.

Strangely enough, I don't think the US has RQTs yet... = \

This is the advert blurb from BBQ's Galore in Aus,

https://youtu.be/m-O2L6hA_hk
 
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22. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2019, 02:49 jdreyer
 
theglaze wrote on May 7, 2019, 20:39:
Evolving ones perspective(s) can be accelerated with a magic mush experience. A conservative amount can expand how you view yourself, those around you, and the world. Perhaps a frequency of once a year is enough for most people. And I'm overdue... Outtahere


Meditation can do the same, it just takes longer.
 
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21. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs May 8, 2019, 02:48 jdreyer
 
Stormsinger wrote on May 7, 2019, 19:06:
Blue, one thing to consider when switching to propane (or natural gas), in my experience, if you can still find a gas grill that uses a bed of lava rocks between the burners and the food, it does taste just like charcoal...minus any taste of lighter fluid. The more modern ones that use metal heat plates just don't get the same flavor.

But I like the taste of lighter fluid! They don't call it an aromatic hydrocarbon for nothing.
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2019, 02:46 jdreyer
 
WaltC wrote on May 7, 2019, 17:03:
Blue, interesting that they allow for gas but not charcoal, eh? We downsized a few years ago and I had to part with my $1k PPG&E gas grill which we used for several years (I only remember the price because I asked myself at the time if I was crazy(!)--but it was almost totally stainless steel, and I figured why not as it was strictly out-door & deck exposed to the elements use)...! Held up beautifully. We used propane but here's the deal--you can buy things like hickory-smoked wood chips, and etc.--and/or use it as smoker--and these things work fine with the propane--Indeed, there are many things like this that are designed specifically for gas grills! You can even buy the little brickettes which the gas heats but which function like charcoal--but aren't charcoal--they are not flammable, themselves. The wood chips will burn, of course--but man when you smoke, the flavor of the wood accents like hickory comes through beautifully! The main, standout advantage? If you want you can cook *fast*--I did a lot of blackened steaks, almost tartare inside --mouth waters just thinking about 'em! Hope you enjoy it!...;)

This is the most delicious comment I think I've read on Blues.
 
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19. Re: Out of the Blue May 7, 2019, 21:53 RedEye9
 

That is one happy elephant.

 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue May 7, 2019, 20:39 theglaze
 
Evolving ones perspective(s) can be accelerated with a magic mush experience. A conservative amount can expand how you view yourself, those around you, and the world. Perhaps a frequency of once a year is enough for most people. And I'm overdue... Outtahere

 
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17. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs May 7, 2019, 19:06 Stormsinger
 
Blue, one thing to consider when switching to propane (or natural gas), in my experience, if you can still find a gas grill that uses a bed of lava rocks between the burners and the food, it does taste just like charcoal...minus any taste of lighter fluid. The more modern ones that use metal heat plates just don't get the same flavor.  
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16. Re: Out of the Blue - grill May 7, 2019, 17:34 opie
 
often those only limit the grill on a deck, but not a driveway. grill out front.  
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15. Re: Out of the Blue May 7, 2019, 17:06 WaltC
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 7, 2019, 12:15:
007Bistromath wrote on May 7, 2019, 11:24:
This thread has been blessed by Hank Hill.
I'll one up you and say it's Hank channelling a more benign waltc.

Why, Thank you, my good man...;) Yes, I took my "benign" tablets today, but the doctor assures me they are not malignant...;) (drum-roll, cymbal crash-that was a bad one...!*groan*)
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue May 7, 2019, 17:03 WaltC
 
Blue, interesting that they allow for gas but not charcoal, eh? We downsized a few years ago and I had to part with my $1k PPG&E gas grill which we used for several years (I only remember the price because I asked myself at the time if I was crazy(!)--but it was almost totally stainless steel, and I figured why not as it was strictly out-door & deck exposed to the elements use)...! Held up beautifully. We used propane but here's the deal--you can buy things like hickory-smoked wood chips, and etc.--and/or use it as smoker--and these things work fine with the propane--Indeed, there are many things like this that are designed specifically for gas grills! You can even buy the little brickettes which the gas heats but which function like charcoal--but aren't charcoal--they are not flammable, themselves. The wood chips will burn, of course--but man when you smoke, the flavor of the wood accents like hickory comes through beautifully! The main, standout advantage? If you want you can cook *fast*--I did a lot of blackened steaks, almost tartare inside --mouth waters just thinking about 'em! Hope you enjoy it!...;)  
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13. Re: Out of the Blue May 7, 2019, 16:05 afka Rossini
 
Beamer wrote on May 7, 2019, 10:44:
PHJF wrote on May 7, 2019, 10:10:
Man why the fuck can't I just marathon Chernobyl???

Fuck you, HBO!

I'd be shocked if the streaming channels stick with large dumps for marathoning. It kills too much of their buzz. With Game of Thrones, they get 8-16 weeks of people talking about the show every single Monday. Everyone is synched together, so people talk and theorize a lot.

With Netflix shows, everything drops over a weekend. One person will stream the whole thing in that weekend. Another person will take a week to get through it all. Another person a month. None of these people can really talk to each other about it, because they're not synched and there are spoilers everywhere. So they won't talk much, won't theorize, won't guess at the plot, and the buzz for the show dies extremely quickly. Netflix had some buzzworthy shows when it first hit, due to it being novel, and it has Stranger Things (even the buzz there seems to die within about 4 weeks), but hasn't really broken through with anything else. I love Bojack, and was very positively surprised by Russian Doll, but feel like they're discussed less than more traditional (and worse) shows.

To your point about buzz, The Expanse was saved by the community built from the weekly release of each new episode. It'll be curious to see if Amazon continues that trend or drops the whole new season at once.

From the providers side, HBO will get two months worth of subscription out of me with GoT instead of one. Viva a la carte!
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue May 7, 2019, 15:36 Sepharo
 
Cutter wrote on May 7, 2019, 11:41:
He said since Colorado legalized marijuana, there had been a 151 percent increase in marijuana-related traffic fatalities, and that a survey found 60 percent of pot users admitted to driving while high. Hunt said 10 percent thought it made them drive better.

Really? That's nuts. Sounds like they need tougher laws in that case.

You have to understand what this actually means. There is no way to test for actively being under the influence of marijuana. Anytime you see a stat about marijuana and driving it refers to a person who was drug tested following an accident or other violation. The drug test for THC can detect THC in the system even a month after usage. By that specification, by he way the law sees it, I'm technically always driving high.
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue May 7, 2019, 15:06 Acleacius
 
High Ho, High Ho it's off to Denver I go! Ahoy  
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10. Re: Out of the Blue May 7, 2019, 12:49 jdreyer
 
Here's an article I read yesterday about microdosing shrooms and LSD that was pretty interesting.  
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9. Re: Out of the Blue May 7, 2019, 12:15 RedEye9
 
007Bistromath wrote on May 7, 2019, 11:24:
This thread has been blessed by Hank Hill.
I'll one up you and say it's Hank channelling a more benign waltc.
 
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